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MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 9:00pm PST
definitely, definitely going over. that whole fiscal cliff thing, where congress and the white house can't reach a deal on taxes and spending before the end of the year and they maybe get us into a recession, it's definitely happening. that was the whole point of president obama's press conference this afternoon. >> i still want to get this done. it's the right thing to do for our families, for our businesses, and for our entire economy. but the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. >> allow me a quick update here. that press conference, it came after president obama met with john boehner and nancy pelosi and harry reid and mitch mcconnell, so all the key congressional leaders. and listen to the president here. >> the american people are watching what we do here. obviously, their patience is already thin. this is deja vu all over again. america wonders why it is that in this town for some reason, you can't get stuff done in an organized timetable. why everything always has to wait until the last minute. well, we're now at the last minute. and the american people are not going
MSNBC
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm PST
, stand by. we're going to kristen welker at the white house. >> i can tell you that president obama called majority leader reid and also pelosi over at the house, and they both agreed with this deal that we have been discussing throughout the night, this deal that would allow tax cuts to expire on those making $400,000 or more and $450,000 or more for couples, as well as extend unemployment insurance benefits. and it would stave off the sequester for two months through a combination of tax cuts -- or tax hikes i should say, those tax hikes that i just mentioned, as well as spending cuts. so those are the broad parameters of the deal. and again, president obama tonight calling harry reid, nancy pelosi to make sure that they both signed off on this deal, which they have. so now we have the vice president who is just arriving at the hill. he is going to sit down with the democratic caucus, sell this deal to the caucus, answer their questions, answer their concerns. but, again, the broad outlines of the deal have been agreed upon by all the major players who are involved in this. of cou
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
senator engle will not be nominated or not be confirmed. the concede in the obama white house was these are republicans. on foreign policy, he's been way to the left of president obama. >>> former nebraska senator chuck hagel has been leaked not nominated leaked as a potential nominee for secretary of defense, and there was already a massive counter offensive against him. it does have more substance to it, than the attacks against susan rice. a fair amount of that substance consists of insinuations. the sides are forming, there's the chuck hagel defense corps and the club of very tree ole and assault. what is not happening is sitting back and asking the simple question, would this person make a better defense secretary than the alternatives who are the other people up for the job. would one of them be better? the front-runners for secretary of defense are chuck hagel. there's also michelle florinoid, who is well qualifiedp. also in the running is ashton carter, the current deputy defense secretary. now, defense isn't my issue, but i'd like to know, which of these people would do t
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 3:00am PST
something about the white house. mian understanding of obama's movement on civil liberties, he was much more aggressive we needed more fisa oversight, as a senator than as a president. >> oh, absolutely. >> where is the house on this did bait? >> it's a total 180. barack obama initially pledged to filibuster the fisa amendments act and then ultimately, reluctantly he said, decided to break another senator's filibuster, but said because his own supporters were upset about this, a group called get fisa right became the largest supporter group on mybarackobama.com, forced to release a video, and say i recognize it's a small bill, instead of not letting them have a tool they need, it's flawed, i'll do a review later and see what kind of additional civil liberty selections might be need needed. but yet he's fought every possible proposal, often in incoherent terms that -- for example, senator americaly wanted to require the fisa court -- or at least the justice department to release redacted opinions of important interpretations so we don't have secret law. americans would know what the surv
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 1:00am PST
nsa. >> let me ask you something about the white house, president -- my understanding on obama's movement on the civil liberties, he was much more aggressive that we needed oversight on the fiza, where is the president in this debate? >> they have steadfastly fought any modifications as a total 180. barack obama initially pledged to filibuster the fiza amendments act, and reluctantly said he would support it. in fact, voted to break another senator's filibuster, but said because his own supporters were against it. a group called get fiza -- he was forced to release a video in the statement saying look, i recognize it is a flawed bill. it is not how i would have written it. but instead of not letting them have a tool i think they probably need i'm going to support this. but it is flawed. i'm going to do a review later and look at the additional civil liberties protections that might be needed. and yet of course, this administration has fought every possible proposal, often in incoherent terms. for example, senator merkley, who you just had on, wanted to require the court or at lea
MSNBC
Dec 28, 2012 1:00am PST
move? there is late news tonight that president obama will convene a meeting of congressional leaders at the white house tomorrow afternoon to discuss the current impasse. and to give you a spirit of the compromise and sense of goodwill toward men in which republican house speaker john boehner is approaching this meeting here is a statement we were e-mailed by brendan bock. "tomorrow speaker boehner will attend a meeting where he will continue to stress that the house has already passed legislation to avert the entire fiscal cliff and now the senate must act." so that's helpful. senator schatz, i know you probably just checked into the marriott capitol hill or something, but i don't know, you got any ideas? joining us is someone who i hope will have ideas. democratic senator debbie stabenow. senator stabenow, thank you for being with us tonight. >> absolutely, ezra. and i wanted to thank you for what is a very good summary of where we are. and it is the most frustrating thing i've ever gone through in my entire life, i think. >> i appreciate that. and covering it, what has been striki
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